Forest Nameko™ has an earthy, forest flavor that is enhanced when sautéed, and the silky texture withstands the sautéing process well. The layer of naturally occurring gelatin on the cap allows Forest Nameko™ to act as a light thickener for soups and sauces.
The beautiful, bright-orange color and glossy, moist texture of this mushroom adds an enchanting dimension to culinary creations. This mushroom is a wonderful compliment for meat, fowl, and game. Nameko is popular in Asia where it is a standard ingredient in Miso soup. Certified organic by QAI. Firm texture with a slightly fruity forest flavor, and a stunning accent of amber color. Pair with Pinot Noir. it likes shallot, dark green vegetables, miso, red meats.
Chef's Tips: The glossy cap is a natural protein gelatin. Roasted or grilled, it forms a glaze. Sautéed it adds body to soups and risotto.